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Rhubarb Streusel Muffins Recipe

Rhubarb Streusel Muffins Recipe

What a pleasure it is to set out a basket of these rhubarb muffins...although the basket doesn't stay full for very long! I have six children and two grandsons, so I do a lot of baking. The snacks are based on a coffee cake recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Fold in rhubarb.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined or greased muffin cups three-fourths full. For topping, combine the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 238 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

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robertarain 248869
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"Aweful...caved in the center....middle would not cook..."

annakate27 248026
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"Very tasty and moist. perfect without substitutions."

toolbarsco 91840
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"I baked these for new neighbors as a welcome gift--wow--what a great gift! They are so tasty--hubby said they are the best muffins he's ever had! I ended up baking them for almost 30 minutes--just couldn't get that toothpick to come out clean any sooner."

shecooksalot 131835
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Had a lot of rhubarb to use up, so dug around in my recipes to try folder and found these. They were very good and the recipe made 25 muffins, so I ended up freezing quite a few. I didn't have pecans on hand, so I substituted walnuts. I'll make these next time rhubarb season rolls around again."

Michelle J. Zimmerman 107527
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"My daughter, who thought she hated rhubarb, tried one of these thinking that they were apple muffins. She loved them even when I told her they were rhubarb. It's one of her requested recipes now! They're excellent"

ohenley 34576
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"I made these muffins and followed the recipe exact. I ended up with 24 muffins but they were awesome!!! I will definitely keep this recipe."

MurphyNJ 102556
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"I understand why this recipe won a prize! I made them with rhubarb from the one plant in my garden and it was just enough. I didn't have to make a special trip to the grocery store since I had everything else in my cupboard and refrigerator. I used the 'new' baking cups which don't need a muffin pan, have a low profile and specified a shorter baking time. I baked 14 muffins for 25 minutes until done. I served them to my bed and breakfast guests with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Every crumb was gobbled up!"

NancyStillman 59937
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"Wonderful flavor, stayed super moist. Will go into my favorite rhubarb recipes."

LittlePud 45985
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"..sorry, forgot to give it five stars, actually should have ten!"

LittlePud 204797
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"Amazing. Just made my third dozen this week. I use my largest size muffin tin with some "Giant" paper cups I bought at dollar store. I very lightly grease around the rims so they don't stick... not too much as can make papers oily. I double the streusel and "pat it down" on the muffins and cook for 30 to 35 minutes. Even past rhubarb haters love these!!!"

ButterLovingGirl 34438
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"Amazing recipe that I will use a gain and again! Super moist, perfect amount of tangy rhubarb!"

alaskakaren 102555
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"So good!"

iamamomof6 59936
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"I am not a rhubarb fan, but my sister in law baked these for breakfast when they visited us and they were DELISH! I am now excited to pick rhubarb, I didn't know it could be so good! They are a little hard to get out of the pan, the streusel topping melts all over, but soooo worth the extra trouble!"

ssminn23 124569
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"These are fantastic! They're our favorite muffins. Moist, flavorful and delicious. A great use of rhubarb."

ndpb 83593
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"I would recommend doubling the streusel topping! Very tasty, but my muffins fell and were too dense."

diskemp 84659
Reviewed May. 9, 2009

"I'm going to make them for myself for mother's day weekend"

fryer_mi 34434
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2008

"DD and grandkids are coming for the week-end, and my rhubarb will be ready to pick. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I copied it and will be making muffins this week-end."

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